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    Default The $400 Haircut; The Fleecing of Democratic Party Donations

    Democratic White House hopeful John Edwards insists on first-class pampering - enjoying $400 haircuts on the road and plunking down nearly $500 for swank spa treatments, according to campaign records.

    Edwards, who touts himself as the poor man's champion and even launched his bid from New Orleans' hurricane-devastated Lower Ninth Ward, tucked the vanity treatments into his 5,236-page first-quarter Federal Election Commission filing under "consulting" expenses.

    Records show he doled out $400 of his contributors' money to Beverly Hills mane maestros at Torrenueva Hair Designs in February and another $400 to Torrenueva in early March.

    Joe Torrenueva is a stylist to the stars at his Wilshire Boulevard salon, and has sculpted the scalps of actors in films such as "Cadence," "Stand-Ins" and the Charles Bronson classic "Hard Times."

    Further fueling his critics who have painted him as a pretty boy and "Breck Girl," Edwards also had his skin smoothed from stylists from the Pink Sapphire salon in Manchester, N.H., for $225.

    Pink Sapphire, which is geared toward women, bills itself as a "unique boutique for the mind, body and face," and its mission statement is to "provide an avenue into the intriguing world of makeup."

    In March, Edwards also spent $250 of his donors' money for the talented technicians at the Designworks Salon in Dubuque, Iowa - where a full-day spa package runs $210 - to clip his coif and slap on some makeup in advance of a TV session.

    "We went to him," said a Designworks stylist who identified herself only as Melissa, indicating beauticians and hairstylists travel to Edwards' location to pretty him up for TV spots and campaign events.

    Edwards spokesman Eric Schultz did not respond to requests for comment.

    The $400 Haircut
    Did John Edwards get his money's worth?


    In its filings with the Federal Elections Commission, John Edwards' campaign disclosed that the candidate received two $400 haircuts from a Beverly Hills stylist this year. What do you get for a $400 haircut?

    A house call, for one thing. The stylist who cut Edwards' hair, Joseph Torrenueva, normally charges $150 when men come to his salon, Torrenueva Hair Designs. But he traveled to meet Edwards at another location, and charged extra for the inconvenience. (Other stylists at the same salon charge as little as $60 or $75 for a trim.) Torrenueva told the AP that he and Edwards are longtime friends, and that he usually goes to Edwards, rather than vice versa.

    Pricy haircuts come with other perks, too. The best stylists can individualize cuts for a person's face: For women, a round face usually looks best with hair that falls below the chin, for instance, while curls can soften the angles on a square face. (Click here to see different face-hairdo matchups.) High-end hairdressers also know how to work with different types of hair. Some people have thicker hair on certain areas of their head; an expert stylist can make a naturally lopsided head of hair look more balanced. High-paid stylists often have more tools in their haircutting kits: Instead of using only scissors, which work better for straight cuts, the deluxe barber might use a razor to trim and create a layering effect. A top-of-the-line haircut will also retain its style as it grows out, meaning you can wait longer before going back for another trim. (As a sloppy haircut grows out, you can often see the layering getting heavy and uneven.) Plus, the more cash you drop, the more likely you are to get bonus amenities like a hair wash, a scalp massage, or a private room.

    Where's the Happy Ending?
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    Well those contributions/donations must be "soft" money.
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    I look better then he does and I only pay $15 for my haircut.
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    Amazes me why men would pay more than $25 for a haircut. What is worse is the stylists that believe their work is worth $400-500. LOSERS!

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    "Breck girl"


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    Just what exactly do you get for a $400 haircut?

    I'd be pissed if I sent him any money.

 

 

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